This debut novel is one many readers will enjoy. The heroine is spirited, the hero terse and tough, yet tender. Settings come alive and the action moves at a good pace, while secondary characters add depth without taking away from the protagonists. Various plot twists are incorporated with ease and believability.
All in all, a good read. I only wish I had enjoyed it more. The one element missing for me was any real understanding of the hero’s internal motivation and conflict. I never got a handle on him.
That said, his well-plotted, historically based novel is a nice change from the many Regency stories dominating the market.
© Teresa Eckford, 2007
This review first appeared in the February 2008 issue of The Historical Novels Review